The Connections Museum in Seattle finally got their trouble card machine on their #5XB to work again. Fun with trouble cards! The 5XB is a confetti machine cleverly disguised as a telephone switch. pic.twitter.com/hGZxEOgYZe — Connections Museum (@museumofcomm) January 14, 2021
Domestic terrorism hits the main downtown AT&T central office in Nashville, TN – knocking out communications for a good portion of town. Link to news article
More name changes and more confusion on the telecom front. CenturyLink (formerly CenturyTel, Embarq, Sprint, United Telephone, Qwest, US West, and a number of Baby Bells) is now called Lumen technologies, effective Sept. 18, 2020. https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8524356-centurylink-rebrands-as-lumen/ They will continue to market their residential and small business services as CenturyLink, but… Read more »
Nice website that talks about Princess phone history: https://clickamericana.com/topics/home-garden/vintage-princess-phones-the-popular-compact-color-telephones-with-a-lit-rotary-dial
The Death of Sprint – once a force to be beckoned with, is now history. A good synopsis can be found here: https://blog.telegeography.com/sprint-reaches-the-finish-line-the-rise-and-fall-of-an-american-telco Eventually I’ll get around to writing a page about this history and demise of Sprint. That may take a while. But it is on my To-Do list.